Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:21
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of June 21, 1973):
    A congressional subcommittee voted unanimously to block disposal of Fort Holabird after hearing testimony from 2nd District Rep. Clarence Long. Long opposed the Department of Defense proposal to let go of the property. Baltimore City announced plans to turn the area into an industrial park if the government relinquished the property.  Long agreed to consider the proposal only after further studies were done. (Closed in 1973, Fort Holabird became an industrial park.)
    Shelley Harmon, a 1970 Patapsco High School graduate, was crowned Miss Independence 1973 in a pageant sponsored by the Dundalk Jaycees.
    Township Road resident Charles Boyd, age 12,  caught a 9 pound, 8 ounce flounder while fishing with his brother at Massey’s Landing.
    The Rev. Gardner Koch was welcomed as pastor of Watersedge Baptist Church on June 17. He had been pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Nesses, S.C.
•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of June 16, 1983):
    The Optimist Club of Dundalk announced plans for the upcoming Independence Day parade, scheduled for July 2. According to organizers, the parade was set to feature a variety of marching bands from five states.
    The Key Highway Shipyard, formerly owned by Bethlehem Steel, was sold to Baltimore-based Swirnow Cos. Joint Venture and Alexandria, Va.-based Advanced Marine Enterprises. (Eventually, the Key Highway Shipyard property was redeveloped to make way for luxury condominiums.)
    Three new businesses moved into a newly constructed development on the southern end of the Logan Village Shopping Center. A dry cleaner, beauty supply store and discount shoe store were slated for the new space. (Today, the Greens at Logan Field senior complex is being constructed nearby on land once owned by Logan Village Shopping Center.)
    Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Jerome M. Grollman, who served 40 years in the Maryland National Guard, was honored as the Dundalk Armory on North Point Boulevard was dedicated in his name.
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of June 17, 1993):
    A controversial plan to offer a pre-kindergarten through second grade elementary magnet program as well as an alternative middle school program at Eastwood Center (formerly Eastwood Elementary until it closed in 1979) was adopted by the Baltimore County Public School system. (Eventually, the school became a magnet elementary school for grades kindergarten through five before being slated for closure at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.)
    Longtime Dundalk High School princlipal George P. Dausch III said goodbye to Dundalk after being reassigned to the top job at Chesapeake High School for the 1993-1994 school year. Dausch had been an administrator at Dundalk High for 11 years  and had previously served as principal at Gen. John Stricker Middle School.
    Fourteen-year-old Salisbury Avenue resident J.R. Plienis was set to compete in the Cadet World Wrestling championships in Germany in July.
    The Heritage Association of Greater Dundalk announced Janet Carroll & the Hollywood Jazz Cats as headliners for the 1993 Dundalk Heritage Fair, set for Friday, July 2, through Sunday, July 4.

•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of June 19, 2003):
    Veritas Capital, the company that purchased the Sparrows Point shipyard from Bethlehem Steel in 1997 and renamed it Baltimore Marine Industries, declared bankruptcy on June 10. (In 2004, Barletta-Willis LLC bought the site and renamed it the Sparrows Point Shipyard and Industrial Complex.)
    Three Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School students were winners in a U.S. Army-sponsored competition based on their investigation of erosion and runoff in the Chesapeake Bay. The students were Anthony Decint, John Emmerich and Kenneth Whittaker.
    The United Steelworkers of America announced that it had ratified an agreement with new Sparrows Point steel mill owner International Steel Group. The new agreement included hourly wages between $15 and $20.50, a new pension plan and benefits. (The steel mill would change hands a few more times before being closed for good in June 2012.)
    The under-8 Norwood Nitro soccer team beat Eastwood 9-1 to finish its Southeast Regional Recreation Center season undefeated.